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Home Owner News Archive


Experts: Say So Long To Mortgage Rates In The 3′s For Now

(MCT)—The era of the 30-year home mortgage rate in the 3's suddenly appears to be over. ...


US Foreclosure Inventory Down 29 Percent Nationally from a Year Ago

CoreLogic recently released its May National Foreclosure Report with a supplement featuring quarterly shadow inventory data as of April 2013. ...


Forget the Wedding. Unmarried Couples Leap into Homeownership

With the market making a comeback, and more millennials leading the way in the house hunt, we are seeing a shift in personal values making an impact on the future of housing. ...


Realtor.com® Users ‘Find It First’ to Win Airstream

Realtor.com® a leader in online real estate operated by Move, Inc., recently announced “Find it First Hits the Road with Airstream,” a mobile treasure hunt with iconic lifestyle brand Airstream, Inc., makers of premium luxury aluminum trailers. The new summer promotion encourages players to search for a virtual Airstream as ...


Ask the Expert: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Today's expert Q & A is with David R. Leopold, owner of Pillar To Post Home Inspection located in Fairfield County, Conn. ...


Hot Property: Drew Barrymore Lists Her Wedding Site

(MCT)—Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have listed the Montecito estate where they were wed at $7.5 million. ...


April Home Prices Surge Nearly 7 Percent

Home prices are on the rise; the most recent FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows U.S home prices made a climb of nearly 7 percent from March to April, the largest price acceleration since June 2012. ...


2013 Mid-Year Outlook: Economic Growth on the Road to ‘Normal’

The U.S. may be well into a prolonged period of steady economic growth, but it hasn’t yet reached its full potential, according to Fannie Mae’s (FNMA/OTC) Economic & Strategic Research Group. Fiscal headwinds are expected to keep growth to below 2.0 percent for the first half of the year, with ...


Diggin’ In: Feng Shui for Your Garden

(MCT)—Is your garden calling out to you to do something and you are not sure what to do first? Feng shui practitioner Bonnie Primm of Norfolk, Va., has some simple solutions. ...


Segment Reveals the Benefits of a Home Warranty

HSA Home Warranty recently announced their participation in a nationally televised segment of Designing Spaces™, the popular home improvement show on Lifetime Television, to help educate homeowners on the benefits of having a home warranty. ...


Americans’ Optimism about Buying and Selling a Home Hits Record Levels

Americans’ confidence in their ability to buy and sell a home climbed sharply in May, likely due to reports of strong home price gains, according to results from Fannie Mae’s May 2013 National Housing Survey. The share of respondents who say now is a good time to sell a home ...


Growth in Consumer Credit Accelerates

According to the Federal Reserve Board, growth in the amount of consumer credit outstanding, this includes outstanding credit extended to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures, excluding loans secured by real estate, accelerated in April. ...


New Study Says Renters Are Satisfied, but Continuing to Reach for Homeownership

Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group has released a new research study that investigates the impact of consumer attitudes toward renting and homeownership on the future of housing in America. Data from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey provides insights into whether current renters, particularly younger Americans, aspire to become ...


The Mercury Isn’t the Only Thing on the Rise

You can hear it across the country. The sigh of relief as the U.S. housing market continues to make substantial gains. We started seeing improvements in late 2012 and by March of 2013 home prices were on a steady incline with gains of 10.9 percent from a year earlier, showing ...


The Mortgage Professor: Some Well-Off Borrowers at a Disadvantage

(MCT)—In a recent column, I pointed out that mortgage lenders today can make a loan with only 3 percent down to a borrower with a steady job but a credit score of only 570, and have it insured by the Federal Housing Administration. But lenders can’t or won’t accommodate a ...